PARIS | Gay marriage and adoption were in the spotlight in France as the Catholic Church used a religious holiday to urge politicians to protect heterosexual traditions.
Chris Marker, the influential French filmmaker whose career spanned six decades, has died, France's Culture Ministry confirmed Monday. He was 91.
An amended budget for 2012 being pushed through the French parliament could provide an insight into President Francois Hollande's new Socialist administration: The rich and large companies will be taxed before spending cuts are considered, and many of the big measures of the previous administration aimed at shaking up the country's labor market look set to be swept away.
The German and Italian leaders issued a new pledge to protect the eurozone, while the influential eurogroup chairman was quoted Sunday as saying that officials have no time to lose and will decide in the coming days what measures to take.
The Olympics are bringing longer Sunday shopping hours to England.
The beauty of democracy is that citizens have a right of self-determination. France has just had a proper election and done exactly that. The result: a stark affirmation that the French are currently an angry, disappointed people.
When your president is a socialist, expect a lot of denial. So it is with France's new leader, Francois Hollande, who wants more public-sector benefits, increased government expenditures and higher taxes as his country crumbles.
A Chinese city announced Tuesday it has scrapped plans for a copper plant, apparently in response to thousands of people protesting the project's possible public health risks.
French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is suspected of playing a key role in financing and recruiting for al-Qaida and other violent groups.